Food Agents Needed throughout Baltimore County to Connect Homebound Seniors to Food Pantries


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

611 Central Ave.Towson, MD 21204

About

So you wanna be a food agent? Volunteer food agents receive a "job assignment" and are assigned to a small group of seniors (i.e: clients) and a participating food pantry (or pantries) in a designated area of Baltimore County. Food agents should commit to remaining with at least one job assignment for a minimum of 6 months.

Prior to beginning their assignment, food agents will receive an orientation of both the Home Team and their assigned food pantry. They will also be introduced to each of their clients, and representatives from the food pantry.

Food agents will pick up and deliver non-perishable foods to their assigned clients on a regular basis, on a mutually agreeable schedule.

Food agents ensure that each client sign the job assignment receipt, and that food is delivered as soon as possible and in the same condition it was received from the panty. Food agents ensure that foods are properly inspected for dents, expiration dates (etc.) prior to giving it to clients (according to food industry standards).

Food agents must adhere to all Home Team policies and procedures within agreement, orientation and volunteer manual. They must also follow all food pantry specific guidelines and submit job assignment monthly report to the Home Team by 1 st of the month.

Must provide 2 weeks’ notice if food agent is not able to continue with the assignment and participate in quarterly quality assurance program.

Qualifications:

To be a food agent, a volunteer must be 18 years of age or older and accessible by phone, have a car in good condition that can be used to make deliveries, provide a copy of current driver’s license (to be kept on file), provide a copy of current car insurance policy (to be kept on file), have a clean driving record, and successfully complete vetting process and a comprehensive background check (to be kept on file). The volunteer will be required to lift and carry bags of canned food. Therefore, the volunteer must be able to stand, bend, sit and walk independently and be able to lift and carry at least 25 lbs. at a time. The volunteer must be able to perform all volunteer job duties independently. In addition, we ask that the volunteer commit to a minimum of 1 hour per week (or 4 hours per month) for a minimum of 6 months and a preferably one year or longer.

Skills

  • Transportation
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month
  • must be able to stand, walk, bend, lift and carry a minimum of 25lbs of canned food

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